Geneviève Elverum makes music as Woelv and Ô Paon, and is the artist and writer behind the Ignatz-nominated Susceptible. She was diagnosed in May 2015, four months after giving birth, Phil Elverum writes on the GoFundMe page. Insurance and friends have helped, but "peripheral costs" have drained their savings. Now, the Elverums are forced to break their "a very precious private bubble" and ask for help.
Until now, for Geneviève, the mental peace of not having everyone know she was sick, and the psychic vibes that come with that, have prevented us from making any kind of announcement or request for help, but at this point our financial worry is tipping the scales.
Treatment is ongoing. Nobody in our household has been able to work for over a year. Geneviève has not made any new work. Phil has not made any music or been able to perform or do anything. Life is 100% occupied by this humongous medical battle (plus the already overwhelming reality of raising a baby with less than 2 fully available parents). We don't know what the future holds and how long this uncertainty will last. In any case, the amount we've spent over the last year alone has left us in a precarious financial position as a family.